5-5-19 Playlist

This week, we paid tribute to James Brown, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business.

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Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, May 5, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: James Brown was born James Joseph Brown in Barnwell, South Carolina on May 3, 1933

Song Artist Original Album or First Release & Date

Strawberry Jam Jimmy Nolen Federal Records 1956

Vicious Vodka Harpdog Brown For Love & Money 2019
Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris King Records 1952
Got Nobody To Love Terry Timmons & Memphis Slim RCA Victor 1951

Decent Woman Blues Julia Lee Capitol Records 1950
That’s Bad Boogie Ray Collins’ Hot-Club with Big Jay McNeely Goes Intercontinental 2009
Nadine (Is It You) George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019

A Train Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
Wee Baby Blues Lynwood Slim Last Call 2006

The House of Blue Lights Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019
Blow Top Blues Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank (1972) 2019

Information Blues Roy Milton Specialty Records 1950
The Hustle Is On T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1950
The Storm Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 12063 1952

8:00 a.m. Tribute To James Brown

Please Please Please James Brown & His Famous Flames Please Please Please 1959 (JB’s first real R&B hit. It sold more than a million copies.)

Caldonia Louis Jordan Decca Records 1945 (JB said this was the song that made him decide to be an entertainer.)
Good Rockin’ Tonight James Brown & the Famous Flames King Records 1967 (The song was a big hit for Roy Brown, one of JB’s early influences.)

Prisoner Of Love James Brown Prisoner Of Love 1963
So Long Ruth Brown & The Eddie Condon’s NBC Televison Orchestra Atlantic Records 1949 (In 1944, sang this song in at talent show in Augusta, Georgia. He won. It was his first public appearance. He was either 10 or 11 at the time.)
Gonna Try James Brown & His Famous Flames Try Me! 1959 (This amazing song was never released as a single. It was probably recorded in 1958.)

Tell It Like It Is Little Willie John King Records 1958 (JB idolized Little Willie John and toured with him in 1958.)
Lost Someone James Brown & The Famous Flames The Amazing James Brown 1961 (Written by JB, the tune made it to #2 on the Billboard R&B Chart & #48 on the Pop Chart.)

Strollin’ With Nolen Jimmy Nolen Federal Records 1956 (Nolen was JB’s music director for several years. He is credited with creating the “funk” guitar.)
You Got The Power James Brown & Bea Ford King Records 1960 (JB’s first duet.)

I Want You So Bad Sean Costello Moanin’ for Molasses 2001 (Written by JB, his recoring made it to #20 on the R&B chart. It was his third hit and the first without background vocals by the Famous Flames.)
Hamp’s Boogie Woogie Maceo Parker Mo’ Roots 1991 (Parker replaced Jimmy Nolan as JB’s music director and played with him during the 1970s & 80s.)

Ain’t No Fun (When The Rabbit Got the Gun) The Cash Box Kings Hail To The Kings! 2019
Shortnin’ Bread Rock Etta “Miss Peaches” James Modern Records 1956
Driving Wheel Junior Parker Duke Records 1961

Sign off music: Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005

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